Festival Announcements

The major rock and metal festivals and events :-)

It’s a Monster(s Of Rot) brew…

The PlanetMosh backed Monsters Of Rot has confirmed that local brewery Inishmacsaint has come on board as the event’s latest sponsor, and is to sell a specially brewed IPA at the festival, which takes place at Letterbreen in County Fermanagh next Saturday (August 16). The artwork for a specially commissioned …

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BLOODSTOCK To Stream Festival Live All Weekend

Tomorrow heralds day one of BLOODSTOCK Festival!  However, from Friday 8th August, if you can’t make the festival in person, you can watch the show from the comfort of your own home.   Once again, BLOODSTOCK have partnered with live streaming website, Daily Motion to enable those who can’t get …

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HAMMERFEST Announces HRH Doom

Hammerfest 7 is pleased to announce its sister brand HRH, will host its own specialist Doom afternoon, aptly titled HRH Doom at next March’s event on Friday March 13th.   The  following acts have been confirmed to play; Dysteria GURT Spider Kitten Limb The Bendal Interlude Diesel King   For …

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Meet the BLOODSTOCK Bands At The Signing Tent & Download The BLOODSTOCK App

Bloodstock 2014 logo

It’s BLOODSTOCK week and the site build is almost done (check out the photos on Facebook)!  Exciting times at Catton Park!   This year, if you’re coming along, download the BLOODSTOCK app from the iTunes or Play Store, which’ll give you all the band stage times, travel info and other …

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Wacken SOLD OUT for the 10th time in a row!

Wacken 2015 sold out in just 12 hours! Wacken – For the 10th time in a row Wacken is sold out! The deconstruction of the W:O:A festival site has just begun and the last Metalheads have left the Holy Ground less than 24 hours ago. Never had we expected that …

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Wacken Open Air releases 2015 Trailer and announces first bands

Wacken Open Air has just released its 2015 trailer featuring footage from the festival and names already confirmed for next year. Bands announced include: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and SAVATAGE Only live shows in Europe in 2015! Paul O´Neill and Jon Oliva are coming to W:O:A with their most important projects! Trans-Siberian …

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Hammerfest 7 Announce More Acts

Hammerfest 7 is pleased to announce the return of Swedish Doom metal legends Candlemass,  one of the best bands in our opinion to have ever graced the Hammerfest stage.   Dani Filth’s (Cradle of Filth) new band Devilment are confirmed to play their first Hammerfest as well as the first …

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LES-FEST 4 Announces New Name & First Bands for 2015

The temperature is rising, and the Les-Fest 4 anticipation is spreading like Wildfire. Already established with a formidable reputation, Scotland’s premier rock and metal festival is back for 2015 with a new name, and a promise that it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Returning to the picturesque …

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CYNOSURE GUITARS team with BLOODSTOCK to build “…the most Metal guitar of all time…”

The artisan CYNOSURE GUITARS have been invited to participate at this years Bloodstock Festival in the UK, which runs from 7-10th August. Established over a decade ago by renowned fantasy artist, Paul Raymond Gregory and run by the Gregory Family, BLOODSTOCK Festival is set to host another metal spectacle, gathering …

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WACKEN 2014 – Latest News Round Up

Catch up on the latest news from Wacken! The Badpiper replaces the Metal Battle Russia finalist Due to organizational reasons, Russia can’t send a finalist to this year’s Metal Battle finals at Wacken. Because of this, The Badpiper and his unique performance will fill the free slot. W:O:A Metal Battle …

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Steelhouse Festival announces ‘early bird’ deal for 2015

Steelhouse 2015 Poster

Following on from last weekend’s event, organizers of the Steelhouse Festival have announced that early bird prices will be frozen at this year’s price of £55 for the first 500 bookings. The fifth anniversary edition of the festival, which takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm, just outside Ebbw Vale in southern …

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HRH AOR 3 announce more bands including H.E.A.T, Romeo’s Daughter, Houston and White Widdow.

HRH AOR 3 announces more bands including the welcome return of excellent Swedish rockers  H.E.A.T, who seem to be going from strength to strength at the moment with the release of their new album ‘Tearing Down The Walls’. HRH AOR 3 are also pleased to announce the addition of other …

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Damnation 2014 announce three more bands

English stoner rock giants ORANGE GOBLIN are the latest name to be added to the stunning 10th anniversary Damnation Festival bill. They’ll be joined by black metal quartet WINTERFYLLETH and post-punk outfit OCTOBER FILE, with both bands airing material from their new albums at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November …

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Hammerfest 7 – Metal Marauders ‘Black Friday Offer’

From NOW until Friday at Midnight will be your very last chance to grab one of the £500.00 room deals….   Here’s the deal.. Accommodation for 3 nights plus event passes – only £500 per room plus booking fee… 3 people £530 Only £176.67 per person 4 people £540 Only …

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Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved and Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik To Curate Roadburn Festival 2015

Roadburn Festival – “We’re beyond thrilled to announce that Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved and Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik will curate the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. As curators, both Ivar and Einar will personally select the bands for their …

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BLOODSTOCK Rolls Out Final Band Additions

Bloodstock 2014 logo

BLOODSTOCK is a little over two weeks away and activity is at fever pitch over at BLOODSTOCK HQ.  The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there’s a few …

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BLOODSTOCK Announces After-Hours Sophie Stage Fun

Bloodstock 2014 logo

With BLOODSTOCK just three weeks away, the festival goblins have been hard at work locking in all the party fun for your annual metal weekender.  Once the bands are done each day, the after-hours entertainment in the big top Sophie Stage borders on legendary, so be sure to rock up …

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BLASTFEST announce first round of bands

At the peak of the summer festival season, one particular festival has only just begun to make its first announcements. Opting to bring a legion of the worlds finest extreme metal to the masses in the heart of winter, it can only be one such festival we’re talking about… BLASTFEST! Held …

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GOD SEED, THE KVB, SPIRITUAL FRONT & MORE CONFIRMED FOR ALT-FEST

lt-Fest 2014

With only six weeks to go until Alt-Fest, taking place 15th – 17th August at Boughton Estate Kettering, the event today reveals a raft of new acts across the Metal, Gothic and other stages, including several exclusive bookings. Tickets to Alt-Fest are available now from Alt-Fest.com. God Seed, featuring former …

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WACKEN Running Order 30th June to 2nd Aug 2014

11:00 – 11:45 Victims of Madness 12:20 – 12:40 Timewaves 13:10 – 13:30 Dirty Shirt 14:00 – 14:20 Mutank 15:20 – 15:40 Battalion 16:10 – 16:30 Roadwolf 17:00 – 17:20 Kin Beneath Chorus 17:50 – 18:10 Killface 18:40 – 19:00 Blind Channel 19:30 – 19:50 Metal-Battle Winner South Africa 20:50 …

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